Monday, June 10, 2013

Salted Fish Bone Soup

Guys, I must tell you that this recipe blogging of mine actually is a learning curve for me. Trust me, never would I have thought that I will invent recipes until I started blogging. Of course, cooking by itself has been an-going thing for years, but due to blogging, I actually put effort in creating and coming up with new recipes (Salted Fish Bone Curry), which by far must be hailed. Instead of forcing myself to cook just for the sake of it, blogging has triggered a pendant for keeping my cooking interesting. (Mutton Bone Curry) I think, I decide and I find that its actually brain refreshing, and out of this thinking on this day, I made this Salted Fish Bone Soup (Spicy Sour Fish Soup). Just like that mind you. Idea popping up on my mind and with ingredients already in my fridge and pantry, I got down to making Salted Fish Bone/Ikan Masin/Ikan Asin Soup (Masak Lemak Ikan Masin, Potato Salted Fish & Bean Sprouts Salted Fish). Oh-so-yum! For foodies like me who simply love salted fish (Dried Shrimp Sambal & Salted Egg Chicken), I bet you will fall in love with this soup the moment you slurp in and which in fact is a complete, wholesome, one pot dish. To be eaten alongside rice. Chinese cabbage, potatoes and tofu as well in cooked with salted fish bone (Pada Salt Fish Pickle) and garnished with spring onion, Salted Fish Bone soup. Walla!

100g threadfin/kurau salted fish bone and flesh as well - soaked and rinsed before cutting 
1 small bunch bok choy/Chinese cabbage - sliced into big pieces (or any other green veggies)
3 tofu pok or white tofu - sliced into 2 or 3 pieces
2 potatoes - cut into medium size pieces
4 shallots - sliced thinly
5 garlic - crushed
1 tsp anchovy granules (optional)
Spring onion for garnishing
Pepper for taste
4 tbsp oil
In the heated oil, fry shallots till crispy. Remove and keep aside.
Fry salted fish in the same oil. Remove and keep aside.
In the same oil, add garlic and potatoes. 
Stir and fry for a few minutes until both are lightly brown.  
Pour 1/2 liter of water and add granules.
Stir and continue to simmer till potatoes are cooked.
Put in bok choy and tofu.
Simmer for another 1-2 mins. 
Stir and remove from heat.
To serve, pour soup in a bowl.
Top with fried salted fish, garnish with fried shallots and spring onion.   


  1. Nice flavors going on in this delicious bowl of comfort.

  2. this soup sounds comforting.... i m adjusting myself from some 45degree to 8 degree. And this soup idea is great for me to adjust in this transition .

  3. Simple comforting yet delicious soup!

  4. Any day soups are a comfort food!! They are a must, my personal favorite is veg manchow soup!! I love the mushroom in that soup.
    Your fish and veg soup looks clear, yum and satiating. I love the addition of bok choy in soups, they blend very well with any veg or non-veg combination and brings in that beautiful green color. Anchovy gives a nice salty touch too.

  5. Looks so tempting! Love the combination in this soup.

  6. I miss salted fish here,it's been long time since I had salted fish,actually I never had salted fish on the soup,sound flavoreful and perfect for rainy day like today here :)

  7. Hi Nava, your this soup soooo inviting and appetizing. Love all the combination. This one dish eat with rice, good enough no need add other dishes. Salted fish and eggs, anytime my favorite.:))

    Have a wonderful week a ahead.

  8. Very lovely and delicious soup, simply healthy and yummy....

  9. i loved that first click....soup is so good especially during rainy or cloudy days...well i love them anytime for my tummy

  10. o love vegi soup :)
    yummy yummy~

  11. nice combination nava.. i'm more comfortable with cooker :)

  12. Wow I am going to hunt for anchovy granules the soup looks so delicious

  13. Wow salted fish soup is simple very invitng

  14. Looks delicious you know I love soups but I never tried making fish soup myself before! Sounds good to me :)

  15. That is delicious bowl of soup Nava, You make great soups.

  16. I also seldom use my slow cooker. When J was young i use that to make porridge coz can dump in night timw then next morning can have for breakfast.

    yeah....soup is easy to make

  17. awesome clicks as usual ..who would say no to this delicious healthy bowl of soup:)

  18. oh, i'll bet that broth is simply amazing! the aroma filling up your kitchen as this is cooking must be phenomenal. :)

  19. That is definitely a bowl of Comfort Soup, loved it

  20. WOW Nava that bowl of soup looks so tempting.. I loved your clicked. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  21. Its winter for us and I could do with this wonderful combination of fish and vegetables. I make it the conventional way too by simmering and then mostly pureeing the contents.But I like this one too with chunks of protein and vegetables in it. Looks and sounds great!

  22. Another very appetizing soup but I stay away from salted fish since I am quite prone to being bloated when I take too much salty food.

  23. Love this healthy and flavorful soup!


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